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I cant change my MAC address!


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Hi all. I have been trying to spoof my MAC address for quite a while now. However I always failed to do so. I have tried changing the registry and stuff, but my MAC address always reverts back to its orginal one.

I am using my laptop, and has wireless connection to my home network, through a linksys router. I am sure that my father is restricting my internet access, cause at a certain time in the day my internet goes off, but I regain access when i connect to some1 else's wireless. It is seriously annoying when you are surfing the web and your internet access is abruptly stopped.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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A more practical course of action would probably be to take the issue up with your father first, before you get found out for your actions (I'm assuming you're under 18?) and possibly losing the system altogether.

Also please don't use somebody else's wireless network because this action, known as piggybacking, is actually illegal in a lot of countries, states and jurisdictions.
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Thanks for the advice. Actually he does this to prevent my younger brother from gaming, and i have to suffer because of this.

I'll appreciate it if anyone can give me a solution to my problem instead of more advice :)
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Edited by ScHwErV, 25 March 2010 - 05:47 AM.
helpful advice, but request was against TOU

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I am sure that my father is restricting my internet access, cause at a certain time in the day my internet goes off, but I regain access when i connect to some1 else's wireless.



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Edited by ScHwErV, 25 March 2010 - 05:48 AM.
helpful advice, but request was against TOU

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LOL! That was fantastic. :)

And the acronym stands for...
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Edited by ScHwErV, 25 March 2010 - 05:48 AM.
helpful advice, but request was against TOU

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Thanks for the help dude! I've been trying that out and it works great!!! You're a genius
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... is anyone else catching the sarcasm here?
:)
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Each machine has a unique MAC address assigned to that computer or machine. How do you think wireless internet connections get secured from other people using it for free? You give the wireless router a special long password and you put in the MAC address into the router that you allow to pass. Removed

A mac address shouldn't be messed with, neither should be the registry you can seriously bork your system.

Edited by ScHwErV, 25 March 2010 - 05:50 AM.
You were doing fine, to a point, I just removed the parts that I found a bit "off"

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Disabling SSID broadcast and filtering MAC addresses are fine ideas, but not all effective against a determined adversary. Better to use AES and choose the longest passphrase possible, including numbers, letters, and special characters.

The odds of brute forcing such a passphrase is 1.027891501e+117
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No.

We will not be helping you get around restrictions placed on your internet by your father. You want free internet access, pay for it yourself.

This thread is closed.

Those who participated, pay close attention. We do not help anyone circumvent security measures here. Take this as your warning.
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